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Golden Ring Tour, from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 99 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2590 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2590 US Dollar (USD)

The tour starts in Moscow. That will give you a chance to see much of the Russian capital. But Moscow can not be considered as being purely Russian, like New York is so much different from the rest of USA. Moscow is a metropolis which has its own style and pace of life. Move fifty miles from Moscow and you will be amazed how different life can be.

The Golden Ring is formed by ancient Russian cities located to the northeast of the capital. You will have a great chance of seeing the country side and enjoy authentic Russian experience. Moscow is an official capital and Saint-Petersburg is considered to be a northern or cultural capital of Russia. It is difficult for Westerners to comprehend what an important place Moscow holds in the Russian imagination as a symbol of both spiritual and political power.

It has always been the heart of this vast country. Moscow has been the center of government ever since the Soviet power moved there in the spring of 1918. The city is more than a metropolis of over nine million people, more than the administrative, legislative, educational, and cultural capital of Russia - it is the embodiment of the Russian Character and of Russian history. Sergiev-Posad is famous for its monastery Trinity Saint Sergius Lavra (1340 A.D.).

It is a seat of the head of the Russian orthodox church. Vladimir (1108 A.D.) has a lot of ancient monuments to be proud of. The first striking monument is the Golden Gate (1164 A.D.). Assumption cathedral (1161 A.D.) is worth seeing, too. Suzdal (1024A.D.), a holy city, is in itself an entire museum - its thronging monuments, towers and domes enable the visitor to follow the history of Russian architecture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

Day 1: Moscow. Arrival to Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo airport. Guided transfer to hotel. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 2: Moscow. Breakfast in hotel. Bus sightseeing tour of Moscow Red Square, GUM department store, Lenin Mausoleum, Moscow University, Russian "White House". Tour of the Moscow Kremlin including two cathedrals.

Day 3: Moscow - Suzdal. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of the Trinity Saint Sergius Lavra, located 60 km out of Moscow in Sergiev-Posad (former Zagorsk). It is the heart of the Russian Orthodox church, headquarters of the Russian Patriarch and the burial place of Boris Godunov. Transfer to Suzdal. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner on your own.

Day 4: Suzdal - Vladimir. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of Suzdal including Kremlin (fortress), Assumption cathedral (build in 1713). Lunch on your own. Afternoon. Transfer to Vladimir (founded in 1108). Tour of Vladimir, including Golden Gates (build in 1158 -1164), Assumption cathedral (build in 1158-1160, 1185-1189). Dinner on your own. Night in Suzdal hotel.

Day 5: Palekh - Kostroma. Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Palekh. Tour of the museum of lacquered boxes. Lunch on your own. Visit of lacquered boxes and icon production companies. Transfer to Kostroma (founded in 12 century). Accommodation in hotel.

Day 6: Yaroslavl - Rostov the Great - Pereslavl. Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Yaroslavl (1010). Tour of Kremlin (fortress). Transfer and tour of Rostov the Great (first mentioned in chronicles 862 AD). Tour of the Kremlin buildings (16-17 centuries). Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky (1152). Transfer to Moscow. Dinner and overnight train to Saint-Petersburg.

Day 7: Saint-Petersburg. Arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in train. Bus sightseeing tour of the city. Accommodation in hotel. The tour of Peterhoff (Petrodvorezh).

Day 8: Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of Hermitage. The tour of Peter and Paul's fortress.

Day 9: Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in hotel. Free time for shopping. Transfer to airport.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Tour cost: USD 2590.00 p/p (double supplement).
- Single supplement in hotels: USD 890.
- Single supplement in train: USD 250.

Price Includes:
- Hotels in Moscow, Suzdal, Kostroma along the route (***).
- Meals only breakfast in hotels and train.
- Car or minivan services as per program, including transfers on the first and the last days of the trip.
- Train tickets as per program.
- Guide services along the trip.
- Guide services in all museums as per program.
- Entrance fees in all museums as per program.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare.
- Travel insurance.
- Consulate visa charges.
- Tips to guides and drivers, and porterage (except for hotels) are not included.
- These services should be booked through your travel agency or our partner in US.

About This Supplier
Location: Russia
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001

M08558 is a licensed and officially registered travel agency. We provide on sight services in former Soviet Union. The travel agency was started in February 1995 to promote inbound group and individual travel to the Russian Federation. We are in position to offer all needed services for groups and individuals including...

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